Sunday, July 18, 2010

The outlandish computation of King Abdullah

Kourosh Ziabari - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz told French Defense Minister Herve Morin in a controversial statement less than two months ago said that Iran does not deserve to exist.

His comments came just a few days after Israelis forces raided the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31 and killed nine Turkish peace activists who were heading towards the besieged Gaza Strip along with 663 people from 37 countries to break the two-year blockade of the starving enclave.

The debatable remarks by Abdullah, however, did not come as a surprise since his Kingdom had previously announced on June 12 that it would allow Israel to use its airspace for launching a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Saudi Arabia, which is progressively moving towards establishing some clandestine connections with Tel Aviv in violation of the conventional agreement between Arab states to refuse to recognize Israel, has already set out an Iranophobia project which international observers consider to be in line with the large-scale policies of the White House on Iran.

It was first revealed in 2006 that Saudi Arabia had taken steps to come closer to Israel furtively. In a September 25, 2006 report, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had a meeting with Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Jordan to discuss Iran-related issues. Bandar has served as the Secretary-General of Saudi Arabia's National Security Council since October 2005. Prince Bandar has been a close friend of the Bush family and held the post of Saudi Ambassador in Washington for 22 years. George W. Bush had given him the notorious nickname "Bandar Bush". In his 2004 book "House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties", the American journalist and author Craig Unger alluded to the relationship between the members of Saudi royal family, including Prince Bandar, and the Bush extended political family.

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